By Richard MartinBARCELONA (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored on the rebound after having a penalty saved to give Real Madrid a scarcely-deserved 3-2 win against Malaga on Saturday while Atletico Madrid recorded their biggest win of the season by thrashing Levante 5-0.Real twice squandered the lead at home to Malaga due to individual errors but restored their advantage for a third time in the 76th minute as Ronaldo knocked in on the rebound when his spot-kick was turned away by visiting goalkeeper Roberto, ending a domestic goal drought that had spanned four games.Atletico took advantage of some woeful defending from their hosts, whose defender Rober Pier scored an own goal in the fifth minute while Kevin Gameiro cashed in on a dreadful attempted clearance by Chema Rodriguez to tap in the second in the 29th.Gameiro struck again after the interval while Antoine Griezmann scored twice in the space of three minutes to complete the rout, netting for the first time in seven league games.Atletico are third, tied with fourth-placed Real on 27 points after 13 games while Barcelona, on 34, visit second-placed Valencia on Sunday with the chance to move seven points clear at the top of the standings.“This was a great performance from us, we began with an early goal and put them under a lot of pressure and created a lot of chances,” Gameiro told reporters.“It’s great to score five goals but we have to keep working like this.”Atletico also set a club record of 13 games unbeaten at the start of a season, bettering their previous tally of 12 from the 1995-96 campaign when they won a league and Cup double.Karim Benzema nudged in Real’s opening goal in the ninth minute after Ronaldo’s header came back off the bar but Malaga levelled in the 16th through Uruguayan Diego Rolan after an awful misplaced pass in the area by Real’s Toni Kroos.It was Malaga’s first goal away from home in the league this season.Germany midfielder Kroos made amends by whipping in a corner which Casemiro leaped to head Real back in front in the 21st minute, while Malaga were denied an equaliser on the stroke of halftime for a foul by defender Paul Baysse on Dani Carvajal as he headed home.“VERY DIFFICULT” Real were without captain Sergio Ramos, who broke his nose in last week’s goalless draw with Atletico Madrid.Coach Zinedine Zidane also rested Luka Modric and benched usual number one goalkeeper Keylor Navas despite the Costa Rican returning from injury, instead keeping faith with Kiko Casilla.Malaga pulled level again 12 minutes into the second half following two errors from Madrid. First Raphael Varane gave the ball away and then Casilla let Gonzalo Castro’s shot from distance slip through his hands.Real took the lead for the third time when Luis Hernandez tripped Luka Modric in the area, allowing Ronaldo to convert at the second time of asking.“We started well and scored early which is important but we started giving the ball away and everything changed,” Zidane told reporters.“The second half was very difficult but we’re happy with the result and need to remember we won, even if things didn’t go exactly as we would have wanted.”Elsewhere on Saturday Real Betis and Girona played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with three goals in a frantic finale while Eibar won a local derby at Alaves 2-1.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___English soccer club Tottenham says it is expecting to lose more than $250 million in revenue with Premier League matches being played without fans and its stadium no longer being used for two NFL games this year. The Latest: Tottenham expects big losses with no fans or NFL German soccer club Schalke has apologized to fans for asking them to justify their refunds for games played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic.Schalke had asked for evidence of financial hardship if fans wanted tickets refunded this year rather than waiting until 2022.Schalke says it used “impersonal formulations lacking empathy” and fans will no longer be asked to submit documentary evidence of their personal finances. But the club says the approach was legal under German law.The Bundesliga was suspended in March because of the coronavirus outbreak and spectators have not been allowed to attend any of the games since the league restarted on May 16.Schalke has been hit hard financially by the pandemic. Executive board member Alexander Jobst said in March the club faced an existential threat. Borussia Dortmund has defended a group of players who were accused of breaking Bundesliga hygiene rules while getting haircuts.German newspaper Bild reports that some of the players were pictured without face masks during appointments at home with a celebrity barber. Forward Jadon Sancho was among the players.League rules during the coronavirus pandemic say players should minimize contact with people from outside their household. They have to wear masks for large parts of game days unless actually on the field.Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says he spoke with the players about their behavior and adds that they only removed their face masks to pose briefly for pictures. Zorc adds that the 20-year-old Sancho is still “very young.”___ The Save Soccer Foundation will need definitive approval at a federation meeting on Monday.Federation president Gabriele Gravina says “it’s an initiative which doesn’t have precedents and represents a great assumption of responsibility which the (federation) is taking in favor of the whole soccer system.”The fund consists of 21,700,000 euros ($24,500,000). It will give up to 5 million euros ($5.6 million) to each of the two divisions below Serie A as well as the same amount to support clubs from the amateur soccer league.It will also give up to 3 million euros ($3.4 million) to soccer players and the same amount to coaches and their staff.The fund will also provide 700,000 euros ($800,000) to help women’s soccer clubs that are set to complete the season. The team has also struggled on the field and hasn’t won a league game since January.___The Swiss soccer league will restart several days earlier than planned to help Europa League contender Basel cope with a backlog of matches in August.The restart amid the coronavirus pandemic was set for June 19-21 in the top two divisions.The Swiss soccer federation now says Basel’s Swiss Cup quarterfinal match against Lausanne Sport will be played without fans on June 14 instead of the Aug. 5-6 dates for the other quarterfinal matches. There are also experiences such as training sessions and dinners with various athletes.Francis says “the true values of sport are particularly important to face this period of pandemic and especially the difficult restart.”The auctions will take place on the site Charitystars.com starting Monday for two months. There will be a new one every week and each auction will last 10 days.All funds raised will go to the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo and Fondazione Poliambulanza in Brescia.___ June 4, 2020 The IOC pays for insurance against the cancellation of an Olympics but it is unclear if its policy covers a one-year postponement.Cancellation policies detailed in IOC accounts cost $14.4 million for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and $12.8 million for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.The IOC said last month it set aside $650 million to cover potential extra costs for the postponement.Costs for organizers in Japan are expected to run to billions of dollars.___ They will adopt the temporary law change when the league resumes on June 17 amid the coronavirus pandemic.There can still only be three pauses to bring on substitutes.Premier League clubs have also agreed to temporarily increase the number of substitute players from seven to nine.___The Italian soccer federation is launching a fund of nearly $25 million to help clubs and their members following the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Tottenham’s stadium opened last year and can hold more than 60,000 people. It is unclear when spectators will be allowed into events again.Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says “it is imperative that we now all work together … to find a safe way to bring spectators back to sport and entertainment venues.”___Badminton tournaments in Australia, India and South Korea have been canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.The suspended Australian Open can’t find new dates. The Hyderabad Open in August and Korea Masters in November were part of the revamped calendar announced last month but have now been put off. The Korea Open in September is still on.The world tour is scheduled to resume at the end of August in Lingshui, China.___The International Olympic Committee is in talks with insurers over compensation for the postponed 2020 Tokyo Games.Olympic operations director Pierre Ducrey says there is “an open discussion” between the IOC and insurance brokers “to try and find the right level of compensation to help us bear the cost of having to wait another year.” All referees in Italy’s top soccer league have tested negative for the coronavirus.The Serie A referees and some from the second division were tested at the Italian federation’s training headquarters on the outskirts of Florence.They will remain there until June 10 to have further tests and continue training and preparing for the resumption of Serie A on June 20.___Premier League clubs have agreed to allow five substitutions in soccer matches. ___The European gymnastics championships have been moved to December after being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The men’s event will run from Dec. 9-13 and the women’s championships from Dec. 17-20 in Baku, Azerbaijan.Baku was originally supposed to host only the men’s championships but France couldn’t reschedule the women’s event after missing its planned dates in Paris in April and May.European Gymnastics president Farid Gayibov says the body will review the coronavirus situation and react accordingly “should the situation at a later date not be considered safe enough any more.” Associated Press The European championships for rhythmic gymnastics will stay in Kyiv, Ukraine, but are now set for Nov. 26-29. That is six months later than originally planned.All three championships were supposed to be tune-ups for the Tokyo Olympics but that event has been postponed to 2021.___Pope Francis is promoting a charity auction of sports items and experiences in support of two of the hospitals hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic in Italy.The “We Run Together” auction includes a personalized bicycle given to Francis by world champion Peter Sagan, a team jersey and captain’s armband signed by former Roma forward Francesco Totti and a swim suit and hat from Olympic champion Federica Pellegrini. Basel is scheduled to resume play in the Europa League in early August. It holds a 3-0 lead over Eintracht Frankfurt from the first leg of the round of 16.Basel also faces a potential clash with this season’s Europa League possibly overlapping with next season’s preliminary rounds.Basel is currently in third place in the Swiss league and the third-place team should enter the Europa League qualifying rounds in late July or early August.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
DONEGAL SUPPORTERS were singing into the night in Cavan as they saw their team reach another Ulster final.For the eighth time in nine years Donegal will march behind the band for the final after a 1-16 to 0-15 win at Breffni Park.Jamie Brennan’s early goal gave Donegal the platform and Declan Bonner’s men were excellent as they booked a place in the decider. A crowd of 13,579 was in attendance.Evan Logan was there to capture some of the happy Donegal faces …Picture special: See some of the happy Donegal fans in Cavan! was last modified: June 9th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2019 Ulster SFCDeclan BonnerdonegalMichael MurphyTyrone
Brand South Africa chief executive, Miller Matola, said that health and education needs to be improved if the country is to be globally competitive.(Image: Shamin Chibba) Executive chairman of J&J Group, Jayendra Naidoo, said South Africa’s competitiveness will improve if local businesspeople stopped pondering too much and made decisions quicker.(Image: Lucille Davie)MEDIA CONTACTS • Brand South Africa +27 11 483 0122RELATED ARTICLES• African integration on Brics agenda• Obama African trip: a trade boost• Gordhan: we can do better• Country brings in offshoring businessLucille Davie and Shamin ChibbaNineteen South African delegates who attended the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 7th Annual New Champions Meeting returned with optimism for the country’s economic future as the event yielded a number of positive outcomes.Held between 11-13 September in Dalian, China, the event provided delegates the opportunity to network with government leaders, business representatives, and civil society, and to position South Africa as a competitive, developed economy that offers investors good returns on investment.The meeting, otherwise known as the Summer Davos, is the most important global business gathering in Asia. It brings together leaders from top multinational companies as well as key decision-makers from government, media, academia and civil society.More than 1 500 participants from 90 countries shared strategies and solutions, and discussed global issues ranging from climate change to labour policy. The New Champion communities – including Global Growth Companies, Young Global Leaders, Young Scientists, Technology Pioneers, Social Entrepreneurs and the World Economic Forum’s youngest community, the Global Shapers – engaged with the WEF members and partners.Jayendra Naidoo, executive chairman of J&J Group, an investment holding and management company, attended the meeting. He said: “It is a stimulating environment, with lots of cutting edge thinking. It is a blend of subject matter experts, talented leaders from all over the world, and excellent business leaders. It makes you feel optimistic about the world, recession or not – there are so many people doing lots of interesting things.”This meeting follows the WEF’s release of the Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014, which assesses the competitiveness of 148 economies, giving insight into their productivity and prosperity. China opening its economyAccording to Brand South Africa chief executive, Miller Matola, who was one of the delegates, the most positive outcome was China’s announcement of their plan to open up their economy to the world, improve the environment of doing business and introduce some regulatory reforms, which would bode well for South Africa. “We would have to look at the specifics of those reforms to see what opportunities there are for us.”Naidoo was hopeful that foreign investment in South Africa will improve in coming years. He added that the country has become more of an “investment launch pad” in the last five years, especially when it comes to trade with China. “Chinese companies seem to have identified South Africa as a good place to do business, and are setting up offices here.”Naidoo’s claims are not unfounded. According to a Mail & Guardian report in June this year, South Africa is China’s biggest African trade partner. It also stated that China is the primary destination for South African exports with total foreign trade reaching $45-billion (about R443-billion). The report added that China imports approximately 12.7% of South Africa’s total exported goods and services, while Chinese goods and services make up 14.3% of South Africa’s total imports.Earlier in September, South Africa’s top 10 value-added products and services for export to China, as well as the country’s top 10 investment areas that includes agro-processing, chemicals, and automotive steel and aluminium, were showcased at the Beijing Exhibition Centre. The event was the last of three South African expositions, the first of which was held in Xiamen, followed by one in Shanghai. According to deputy trade and industry minister, Elizabeth Thabethe, the expos were South Africa’s attempt to foster a more balanced and sustainable trade relationship with China.SA’s competitiveness can be improvedAccording to the WEF’s 2013-2014 Global Competitiveness Report, South Africa dropped by just one position on the Global Competitiveness Index, coming out 53rd out of 148 countries. However, the index showed it has improved in four of the 12 pillars – institutions (41), goods and market efficiency (28), business sophistication (35) and innovation (39). It is the leader in five criteria including strength of auditing and reporting standards, efficacy of corporate boards, protection of minority shareholders’ interests, regulation of securities exchanges, and the legal rights index.South Africa also made progress on the innovation pillar, improving by three positions to 39 this year. It is hoped this will be harnessed to drive the National Development Plan as the country’s blueprint for economic and social development by 2030.But despite these positive statistics, Naidoo said the country is not always as competitive as it should be, mainly because it is not as fast at taking up opportunities. Instead South Africans ponder things too much and take too long to make decisions, he added. “The Chinese have a saying: ‘First do, then do better’. We do it right before we do.” Health and education Matola said that to be more competitive, South Africa would need to focus on further improving innovation and entrepreneurship. “In the panel they agreed that skills and education need to be sorted out and we need to get innovation and productivity up. We also thought that we need to focus on entrepreneurship at a very early age.”He also noted that to attract investors to the country, the health sector needs mending as businesspeople look for a healthy workforce. Matola referred to the United Nations Human Development Index for positive signs of a health sector on the mend. He said the country improved upon its infant mortality rate and had significantly reduced the number of mother to child transmission of HIV/Aids.Matola also touched on education’s role in South Africa’s competitiveness, saying that vocational education programmes, particularly further education and training (FET) colleges, are critical for the economy to move forward. He said government had spent R20-billion for further education and training colleges last year. “There is a very serious move from the [higher education and training] minister Blade Nzimande to make vocational training attractive for students.”He said plans are in place to develop more FET colleges that can enrol as many as 250 000 students. “Inequality will be reduced through improving our education.”AfricaWhile Naidoo believed South Africa needs to improve its global competitiveness, he admitted that within Africa, the country has a competitive advantage. Naidoo said South Africa has made huge investments across the continent in the last two years. “South African companies are starting to get much better in Africa. This is our strong competitive advantage. We are a formidable player in Africa.”Matola agreed, saying that South African companies had realised the continent’s value years before the rest of the world did and are therefore leading the way when it comes to investment in Africa.Innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities in Africa formed a large part of the discussions at the meeting, which Matola said was an indication of the continent’s importance in the global economy. “There is a huge focus on the continent. There is a strong realisation that Africa is the growth fountain.”
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest All-new row unit designed for high-speed planting and precise placement for fast, uniform emergence Case IH announces the award-winning 2000 series Early Riser planter featuring an all-new row unit. Building on a tradition of Agronomic Design, these rugged new planters have been engineered to operate at higher speeds to deliver fast and uniform emergence. The new planter has already been recognized with the agricultural engineering community’s prestigious AE50 award for 2016.“After years of customer feedback and extensive engineering development, we are proud to announce a new generation of smart planting technology,” said Tony McClelland, planter marketing manager, Case IH. “This new Early Riser planter series provides the first factory integration of Precision Plantingcomponents in North America, resulting in what we believe is the industry’s most accurate planter. But make no mistake, we didn’t just put a new meter on our current toolbars. This is an all-new row unit designed by Case IH with toolbars engineered to deliver top accuracy at higher speeds.”Competitive test-plot research showed that the new Early Riser planter delivered more accurate seed placement and faster emergence at high speeds than comparable competitive models.“The results are clear,” said McClelland. “We outyielded our competition. Whether planting laser-straight rows at 10 miles per hour, or a contoured field, the new Early Riser planter was consistently accurate. Furthermore, the new rugged design demonstrated outstanding durability and reliability.”All-new, best-in-class rugged row unit — delivering speed, precision and performance Built with heavy-duty cast components, the 2000 series stands up to high speeds and tough, fast-changing conditions. An industry-leading 26-inch toolbar clearance, plus a 60% increase in vertical row-unit travel, helps accommodate uneven terrain without sacrificing accurate seed depth and consistent closing.Where seed meets soil, larger and heavier Earth Metalblades provide long-lasting durability. An agronomic offset design allows the leading opener to slice through tough crop residue and ensures proper seed-to-soil contact, while self-adjusting mud scrapers ensure consistent performance in heavy, wet soils.Exclusive trailed gauge wheels with soil-relief grooves help row units ride better in rough seed bed conditions while minimizing sidewall compaction. All this leads to a more consistent seed bed, uniform germination and earlier emergence. Aligning the gauge wheels alongside offset openers provides better results, no matter the soil type.New, larger inverted closing disks provide gentle and consistent soil coverage back over the seed. Then the press wheel ensures the proper seed-to-soil contact necessary for uniform germination and emergence. An in-cab adjustment option can fine-tune closing disk down-pressure to suit different field conditions.Integrated game-changing technology delivers precise seed placement As the only planter designed and built with integrated Precision Planting components, producers can realize next-generation planting technology — direct from the factory.“While others in the marketplace may offer some of these components, only the 2000 series Early Riser planter was designed to integrate Precision Planting technology with the industry’s most agronomically designed row unit,” said McClelland.Developed specifically for the 2000 series Early Riser planter, the all-new seed meter and electric drive deliver accurate and consistent seed singulation, populations and in-row spacing for a variety of crop types. The vSet 2 meter and vDrive electric drive systems offer precise seed metering and curve compensated spacing with the simplicity of tool-free crop changes and adjustments. Additionally, the new minihopper and its single air-intake screen is easy to access and clean.“The electric meter and DeltaForce allow each row unit to function like a single row planter,” added McClelland. “Every row unit reacts automatically to its own particular conditions, from curve compensated spacing, to an automatic up/down force system for precise depth control.” In addition, row-by-row shut-offs for seed, liquid fertilizer and chemical can greatly reduce input costs and create even greater efficiencies.For the most accurate seed delivery and placement, the 2000 series Advanced Seed Delivery option includes the new SpeedTube. Available for corn and soybeans, it uses a flighted belt delivery to control the seed from the meter to the furrow, eliminating the drop and tumble variability of traditional gravity drop tubes — especially at high speeds. The SpeedTube belt moves at a rate that increases and decreases with planter speed, ensuring optimal seed spacing. Furthermore, a SpeedTube planter can be easily transformed to conventional seed tubes for additional crop-type versatility, with no tools required.Tailored, flexible and dependable The new Early Riser planter in-cab controls offer complete customization. Producers can choose between the total planter control of Advanced Seed Information, available with a single screen through the Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Pro 700 display, or the FieldViewwith the 20/20 SeedSense options available from Precision Planting.Designed for simplicity and serviceability, the new Early Riser planter features fewer parts than previous models, which means easier operation and less maintenance. “We engineered this planter so producers can spend more of their day planting,” said McClelland. “A streamlined design makes service access easy and simplifies adjustments.”The new Early Riser planter makes switching between crops quick and easy. A simple, accessible T-handle depth adjustment makes changing seeding depth in 1/8-inch increments quick and easy. An indexing system provides consistency across all row units, and an alphanumeric scale makes it easy to confirm all row units are set at the same depth.2016 AE50 award recognizes innovationThe new Early Riser 2150 planter has already been selected to receive the prestigious 2016 AE50 award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). ASABE annually recognizes the most innovative products that will best advance engineering for the agricultural industry with the AE50 awards.First public reveal at National Farm Machinery Show 2016The first of the new 2000 series Early Riser planter models, the Early Riser 2150 model, will debut at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville in February. Producers attending Commodity Classic in New Orleans in March will also be able to see the new planter and discuss features with Case IH representatives. First models, which include 12-, 16- and 24-row 30-inch front fold machines, will be available for the 2017 planting season.A planter to match every farmMcClelland indicates that while the new Early Riser 2150 will represent the latest planter technology available, not all producers will want to invest in these advancements. Case IH will still be producing the benchmark of all planters, the cost-efficient Early Riser with ASM (Advanced Seed Meter) technology. “In addition, there will be the option to order the current Early Riser planter factory-ready for integration with Precision Planting components,” said McClelland.The three options of planting technology ensure that Case IH is addressing the needs of every producer’s individual planting needs.For more information, visit your local Case IH dealer or www.caseih.com/newearlyriser.
Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#ambient location#ambient location apps#applications#Foursquare#location apps#Location Services#Swarm A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Swarm was Foursquare’s way of ripping the check-in from its flagship app. The new social app uses your phone’s GPS function to broadcast where you are at all times, and view others’ locations, too. Named after the Foursquare “Swarm Badge” that signifies a busy location, Swarm is the latest “ambient location” app to launch this year. “Ambient location” apps rely on mobile phones’ location services to display your general area to your friends in a passive way, without the need to check into any specific location. That’s how Swarm works. If you decide you want to share your exact location with friends, Swarm’s check-in feature is basically the same, but now you can also share your future plans with friends and invite them to join in. Ambient location sharing can be turned off, but it’s on by default.See Also: Why Foursquare Is Breaking Up With The Check-InI’m skeptical of location sharing in general. I rarely check into places until I’m ready to leave, and even then, I don’t see the benefit. And with Swarm, my general location is visible to anyone at any time. There are only a handful of people I’d be okay with knowing that information, and it’s not anyone on the friends list I’d amassed since joining Foursquare four years ago. I’m probably not alone here. Ambient location apps haven’t taken off, and even Facebook’s attempt to get friends to share their general locations has fallen flat. Most people don’t mind telling their friends where they are, as long as they’re okay with those friends joining them. I bet most people don’t have 100 or more friends they’d enjoy meeting up with randomly on the street. Foursquare doesn’t disclose monthly active user numbers, but the company boasts over 50 million app downloads. Still, one would imagine users stay in contact with friends over Twitter and Facebook more often than they do with Foursquare, and moving check-ins to Swarm may not help Foursquare in that regard. Reserve Your Tickets Now: Join ReadWrite And Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley To Talk About The Future Of AppsFoursquare is simply not as popular as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, even though the company is technically in the same category as those companies. In 2010, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley was even dubbed “The New King Of Social Media”—but four years later, Foursquare may be doing more rebuilding than refining.Swarm, Foursquare’s new social arm, will more or less need to build its community from the ground up; Crowley says the company is building tools to make it easier to bounce between Foursquare’s apps, but I doubt users like me, who primarily use Foursquare as a recommendation tool, will find Swarm appealing. A New Direction For FoursquareAs Swarm tries to popularize proximity apps, Foursquare will have its own hurdles to jump.The new Foursquare app to be released later this year will offer suggestions on where to go and what to order, based on users’ unique location histories. On the plus side, Foursquare’s directory of places consists of over six billion check-ins, which is more than any other service—arguably enviable by Google or Yelp. See Also: Foursquare CEO: How We’ll Tell You Where To Eat And What To OrderFoursquare will learn your behavior based on your previous check-ins and ambient location data—such as where you like to eat, or when you like to go to the movies—and tailor suggestions for where you should go next. The Foursquare app will eventually deliver push notifications when you are at a new location, and serve up suggestions for what to do there. Many places have “tips,” or small reviews written by Foursquare after they check in. Unlike Yelp, these Foursquare reviews tend to be short and concise. As Foursquare moves away from the check-in, these reviews will be the focal point of the new application.The only way for Foursquare to collect your location data once check-ins are removed is to use location services running in the background to track where you’ve been, which is concerning for privacy-conscious folks. In order to receive tailored push notifications, you’ll have to let Foursquare track you.Foursquare’s collection of places is likely robust enough on its own to succeed as a competitor to Yelp. But will users be comfortable giving up their location information to both Foursquare and casual contacts on a regular basis? I’m not convinced. Lead image via John Fischer on Flickr The first thing I did after downloading Foursquare’s new Swarm app was drastically cull my friends list on Foursquare from over 100 people down to just 19. When I joined Foursquare a few years ago, I was living in Arizona, still in college—a completely different lifestyle. As the years went by, things changed but my friends list kept growing. I stopped using Foursquare for checking in, and started using it as a location recommendation service, similar to Yelp. In my mind, it wasn’t really a social network anymore—in fact, I started keeping it among the travel apps on my iPhone.This is the concept Foursquare wants to build: to move beyond the check-in. The company’s recent unbundling of its services yielded two separate entities—Swarm, the social network; and Foursquare, the app you’ll use when trying to figure out what to do next.Foursquare isn’t the first social network to experiment with splitting up its services. Facebook, most notably, has been trying to unbundle itself for years, sometimes failing along the way. Its latest move—forcing Facebook users into Messenger if they want to chat on mobile devices—was largely criticized, for example.Foursquare is also taking a risk by dividing its efforts for two distinctly different services seemingly working in opposite directions. Yes, Foursquare’s location discovery application will use your check-in data from Swarm, but Swarm also wants to create a different social experience entirely.Swarm—Creepy Or Convenient? The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos selena larson Related Posts
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday warned that the country was heading towards a presidential form of government.“I want to tell you, especially the educated class, intellectuals and students, we are heading towards a presidential form of government with one election, one leader, one political party and one emergency,” she said at the foundation day event of her party’s student wing, Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad.Ms. Banerjee, who has been exercising restraint in her remarks against the Centre after the Lok Sabha polls, touched upon a host of current issues in her address. .On the issue of Kashmir she said that people there have been silenced using the “barrel of the gun”. Raising the issue of change of power in Karnataka, the Trinamool Congress chairperson alleged “horse-trading” and said that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s next target was West Bengal.“They want Bengal, because we are the ones who fight… who raise voice against them,” she said, alleging that Central agencies are being used to target political parties.‘Won’t bow down’ “Today they [agencies] are calling my brother, tomorrow they will call me. I am ready to go to jail but will not bow down to BJP’s communal politics,” she said. Speaking on the “cut money” protest, Ms. Banerjee said that publications were writing about it but not about the “black money that changed hands during the Rafale deal”. Ms. Banerjee urged the youth not to fall prey to the “opium of communal politics” and called upon them to support her. “They will not give you food, not give you jobs, they will give you only religion,” she said.
Over 46,000 people from Mandsaur and Neemuch districts were shifted to safer places by late Sunday even as heavy rain continued to lash the western region of Madhya Pradesh, a government spokesperson has announced. The Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rainfall in 10 districts, including Indore.The two neighbouring districts have received incessant rain since last few days and lives have been completely disrupted. “More than 45,000 people have been rescued from 100 to 125 villages in Mandsaur. Some of these villages have been fully vacated while there has been partial evacuation in others,” said Manoj Path joint director of Public Relations in a message on Sunday evening. In addition, 32,000 families in the catchment area of Indira Sagar and Sardar Sarovar dams are at risk of being inundated, with the water rising alarmingly in the two dams. There is no relief likely from the rain fury in the two districts till Monday evening, the Met office cautioned. Extremely heavy rainfall is forecast in part of Mandsaur, Neemuch, Agar Malwa and Alirajpur regions till Monday. Heavy rainfall might occur at few places in 10 districts, including Indore. Rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at most places in around 31 districts of the state, including Bhopal on Monday morning.Civil society organisations have appealed to the government of Madhya Pradesh to help rescue the affected families in the Narmada valley. Nisarpur near Barwani, which was meant to rehabilitate the project-affected families, is almost submerged with the rain continuing unabated. The previous BJP government, had, in an affidavit claimed before the Supreme Court that it would have completed the evacuation of all residing there. Rescue operations were in full swing, said a State government official from Neemuch. “We are keeping a close watch on the situation,” he added. Nearly 2,300 people were evacuated from the flooded Rampura town in Neemuch district after an alarming rise in the backwater level of Gandhi Sagar Dam in Mandsaur, he said.Rescuers kept a vigil during the night before bringing the flood-hit people to relief camps on Sunday, he said. Mandsaur received 218 mm rain while Manasa town in Neemuch got 243 mm rain in 24 hours ending Sunday morning, as per the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) office here.The Mandsaur district received total 1,927.8 mm rain from June 1 till date, against average rainfall of 742.1 mm, the Met said. Neemuch got total 1,569.7 mm rain so far this monsoon against 706.9 mm average. After heavy rains, 19 sluice gates of Gandhi Sagar Dam were opened and 4.93 lakh cusec water was being discharged, the dam project’s sub-divisional officer N.P. Dev said. The released water was gushing downstream to flood parts of Rajasthan. Intermittent showers on Sunday lashed several parts of Madhya Pradesh, which has so far received 33% more rain than the season’s average, the IMD said. The monsoon has weakened a bit in eastern Madhya Pradesh but is active in western parts of the state, IMD Bhopal office’s senior meteorologist G.D. Mishra said.The BJP wll launch a State-wide agitation from September 22 if the farmers’ who have lost their crops are not compensated by then, former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced on Sunday evening. He said the Congress government in the State should reach out to the people affected by the heavy downpour and added that Chief Minister Kamal Nath had not been visible in the State.The former Chief Minister also pledged to donate his one month salary as MLA for the people ravaged by the floods.
Brazil Dada hoping for a fit Neymar at the World Cup: He is 50% of the Brazil team Raisa Simplicio 20:00 5/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Getty Brazil Brazil v Switzerland Brazil v Costa Rica Serbia v Brazil Switzerland Costa Rica Serbia World Cup The 1970 World Cup winner has put his trust in the PSG star to succeed in Russia – if he can stay fit One of the most charismatic figures of the side that won the 1970 World Cup, Dada Maravilha is accompanying the Brazil national team in its quest for glory in Russia. Having swapped his boots for a microphone, he is now working as a commentator and following the steps of the Selecao on the way to the upcoming finals. Dada was there for the first part of Brazil’s preparations in Granja Comary and is very impressed with coach Tite, who made a point of praising him and ‘sweetening’ the world champion.”I must admit that I am delighted, first of all because of the humility of Tite, who called on Gerson, that monster of a player, to chat, he called on Zagallo, the most successful coach in Brazilian history, and obviously he talked about football, what the 1970 team achieved, why it is considered the best team on earth. He is on the right track, the two training sessions that I saw were full of quick touches, I liked it a lot,” said Dada, who as always was with a smile on his face. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now (Foto: Lucas Figueiredo / CBF / Divulgação)The fifth highest scorer in Brazilian football history, Dada knows what hitting the back of the net means; and when it came to choosing Brazil’s starting No. 9 he had no hesitation in singling out Gabriel Jesus, although he also had high praise for Roberto Firmino. “The two are excellent but right now Jesus deserves it, but if Jesus slips up and Firmino comes in and shines it is Brazil that wins, they have two brilliant goal-scorers,” he added. Dada also spoke about Neymar, who has been out of the game since February due to injury and hopes to come back prior to the World Cup. The retired champion believes the No.10 is key to Brazil’s chances, and that he must take on the mantle of Tostao, moving the ball around quickly to escape defenders’ attentions. “I saw him training, I am excited, at certain points he showed a few bruises so I am quite scared, everyone knows the problem is his right foot, one hit to his right foot could take him out of the game. I think he has to play like Tostao used to, moving quickly, bringing his team-mates in because he is right on the limit, he is extraordinary and nobody goes in on him to take the ball, they go in to hit him and hurt him. He has to move the ball along quickly. Brazil depend a lot on Neymar, he is 50 per cent of the team.” Dada had the honour of playing with some of Brazil’s greatest-ever players in 1970, while he has also watched closely those who have followed. Pele and Zico are at the top of his all-time list, but he also has a soft spot for the likes of Tostao and Romario. “Pele and Zico, those two were the greatest, the best I have ever seen. I am a fan of Tostao, who for me is one of the best after Pele and Zico, but I have to talk about Romario too, he was excellent for me, Ronaldo was also very good but I’ll stick with Romario in attack.”(Foto: Getty Images)And when asked to compare the 1970 side with the fabled team of 1982, Dada did not hesitate. “That question is easy to answer, I could measure the two teams up but football is about who wins, that is a concept you cannot argue with. So for that reason 1970 was the greatest,” he explained. He is also confident that after falling away on home soil four years ago, Brazil have what it takes to win a record sixth World Cup in Russia.”I am excited, Tite took over the Selecao at its lowest ebb and brought it back, he has stimulated the players and Brazil are considered favourites. For me the outright favourite is Germany, then Brazil, but there is nothing stopping Brazil from being champions.”Tite has shown he is a clever guy, it’s not just his intelligence I like, but also his humility in acknowledging he has people close to him that can help. Gerson, Zagallo, the World Cup’s biggest winner. So I want to thank them for accepting Tite’s invitation and to thank him for recognising he could learn with them. We are always learning.”